Why (and how) the UK Online Safety Bill should regulate political ads

03rd Sep 2021 | Share:

The UK Government’s proposed Online Safety Bill doesn’t currently include any measures that cover political advertising.

However, we think that, being platform-focused, it’s actually a really good place to address some of the platform-level risks that online political ads create. (Other future legislation can think about those risks from the perspective of campaigners).

So we wrote to the parliamentary scrutiny committee to let them know our ideas.

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